Why Couldn’t He Have Taken a Three-Day Rest?
Our seven-day week seems to be based on the Genesis myth. Our five-day work week is the result of the labor movement. Clearly, unions are more powerful than God. However, starting primarily with the Reagan administration, labor unions are being destroyed in this country. I guess Republicans think they’re more powerful than unions. Using the transitive property, that means they also think they’re more powerful than God.
Given that the agenda of the Republican party is to return us to the Middle Ages, I wouldn’t be surprised if they succeed in restoring the six-day work week. They seem well on their way to accomplishing that in my lifetime.
If God had been more efficient, such as whipping everything together in three days, his one day of rest would have given us a reasonable deal. The week would consist of Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday (Most of those days are named after other gods, BTW. That must really chafe Yahweh’s ass!). I’d then have a three-day work week and then take a day off. That’s a tolerable life.
Or maybe God could have created the world in five days and rested for two. Then we never would have had to fight for the five-day work week in the first place.
But why couldn’t God have rested for three days? Who would notice? It’s not like he has a job to get to (does he?). That would give us a four-day work week and a guaranteed three-day weekend every week. All of our lives are so busy, we could all use that.
This begs the question, though: Why did God even need a day of rest in the first place? That implies he got fatigued. If he got fatigued, he isn’t omnipotent. He also should have been able to poof the universe together in an instant (you know, like one big bang). The fact that he required any time at all proves he is not omnipotent. And if he’s not omnipotent, then (to steal a line from Epicurus) why call him God?
This is a convoluted way of saying that I’ve been very busy lately, which you have probably noticed by the sparsity of new posts. That photography class I’ve been taking is ending tonight. Hopefully that will allow me to resume my desired schedule of 2–3 posts per week. I’m also planning to resume the Darwin Was Wrong articles. Maybe I can slap one of those together next weekend.
Did you notice above how cleverly I snuck in a reference to the transitive property? That’s so I could refer you to a new blog, Divisible by Pi. Its perpetrator, Richard, sent me a message two weeks ago asking me to visit and check it out. The blog is about atheism and math. If you knew what the transitive property was without looking it up, then you’re probably the type of person who would like Divisible by Pi.
He does use that weird non-Americanism, though, where they refer to mathematics as a whole as “maths”. That’s not at all like fingernails on a chalkboard, is it? Math is a collective noun! It’s like “moose” or “cattle”. It doesn’t need an “s”!